CAT 2017 Exam Pattern – Every academic year the IIM Ahemdabad is the conducting body for CAT an as per IIM Ahemdabad the CAT Exam Pattern has been altered entirely. In comparison to the previous year where the total duration of the examination is 170 mins and the candidates were permitted to swap among the two sections, this year the total duration of the exam has been increased to 180 minutes i.e. 3 hours carrying a total of 100 questions to be answered.
CAT 2017 Paper Pattern
The CAT is a computer based objective type test which consists of multiple choice questions.
QA and VRC will have 34 questions each and DILR will have around 32 questions . Some questions in each section may not necessarily be of MCQ type and instead the candidates will have to directly type answers on the screen.
CAT 2017 Time Duration
The candidates will be given around 60 mins for each section.
The duration of CAT 2015 will be around 180 minutes or 3 hours and there will be around 3 sections to attempt and candidates will not be allowed to switch from one section to another while answering the section. They will be given exact 60 minutes to attempt each section. Unlike previous year, the liberty to attempt any section in any order or switch between the sections has been scrapped.
CAT 2017 Sections
The exam will have three sections, namely, Quantitative Aptitude (QA), Data Interpretation & Logical Reasoning (DILR) and Verbal and Reading Comprehension (VRC). QA and VRC will have 34 questions each, and DILR will have 32 questions. Some questions in each section may not be of multiple choice type, instead, candidate have to type direct answers on the screen.
Additions in the Mode of CAT 2017 Exam
CAT is a computer based multiple choice objective type exam.The candidates will be allowed to use basic on-scree calculator for calculations. Candidates will not be allowed to switch from one section to another while answering questions in a section. Some questions in each section may not be of multiple choice type, instead, candidate have to type direct answers on the screen.